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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, September 19, 2002

The 1955 University of Hawai'i football team

First row: Bill Taylor, Jerry Stothers, Skippy Dyer, Henry Ariyoshi, Richard Ueoka, Charles Araki, Chris Mamiya, Ed Kawawaki, Roy Price. Second row: Louis Silva, Luibeck Cruz, Richard Hadama. Mike Morley, Frank Babcock, Bruce Haines, Fred Nagata, Roland Laanui, Colin Chock, Hartwell Freitas. Third row: William Tam, Karl Teshima, John Cameron, James Shizuru, Sherwin Fellezs, Abner De Lima, Shinji Shishido, Lee Hardesty, Don Botelho.

Advertiser Staff

Nebraska Travel squad:

Left halfbacks — Eddie Kawawaki, Don Botelho, Jerry Stothers.

Right halfbacks — Skippy Dyer, Bill Taylor, Chris Mamiya.

Quarterbacks — Fred Nagata, Dick Hadama.

Fullbacks — Hartwell Freitas, Clayton Ching, Abner De Lima.

Ends — Richard Ueoka, Colin Chock, Sherwin Fellezs, Shinji Shishido, Lee Hardesty.

Tackles — Charles Araki, Roland Laanui, Karl Teshima, Chuck Jenkins.

Guards — Henry Ariyoshi, Roy Price, Bill Tam, Roy Dowd, Paul Menges.

Centers — James Shizuru, Louis Silva, Mike Morley.

Coaches — Henry Vasconcellos, Kayo Chung, Sus Tanaka.

Others — Dr. James Marnie (team physician); Harold Bitner (faculty representative); Robert Matsunaka (student manager).

Members of the team have achieved success in life after UH football, too. Among them:

• Araki became department chairman of the University of Hawai'i College of Education.

• Ariyoshi became principal of Lahainaluna High School.

• Botelho has been a high school football coach for 38 years, and continues in that role although he retired this year as athletic director at Mid-Pacific.

• De Lima was a police officer.

• Freitas retired as a major in the Army.

• Hadama became principal at Kaimuki and Castle high schools.

• Kawawaki, nicknamed "Soupy," became a professor of physical education at Leeward Community College.

• Price became head of Civil Defense.

• Silva was track and field coach at St. Anthony on Maui.

• Teshima was a police officer.

The only one unaccounted for is Dyer, who was a professional baseball player when last heard from.